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Quarterly Update April 2019
Every week NJORD Law Firm’s Maritime and Transport Law Team publish short relevant news about Danish Maritime and Transport Law. This quarterly update summarises the key legal decisions and trends for the transport industry in the first quarter of 2019.
Read for example about the Danish haulier’s use of foreign drivers, blockchain, cryptocurrencies and smart contracts within shipping and watch NJORD’s 1.0 NewTech video about the Danish compensation system.
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NJORD Estonia: Contracting Authority as an Administrator of Justice
Since January 1, 2019, additional provisions of the Estonian Public Procurement Act are in force, that allow to control and influence contractors’ diligence regarding the payments to the subcontractors in case of a construction public works contract and a works concession.
NJORD Estonia: Legal Risks of Using Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Construction Sector
We are used to the fact that virtual reality is widespread in entertainment and especially in computer game business. However, in recent years, virtual and augmented solutions have been used in other areas, including construction. The Estonian construction sector has also been applying such technological tools.
NJORD Estonia: Is non-predictable increase of construction cost the basis for the amendments in the construction contract?
Construction is often a long-term process, going on for years. A lot may change during this period in the surrounding economic and political environment. Therefore, at the time of entry into the construction contracts with a longer term, it is often not possible to foresee the significant future developments and changes occurring in the construction market. The changes may include, for example, the appreciation of construction costs, due to unforeseen increases of construction materials, and labour costs during the execution of the construction contract. Classically, this risk is borne by the contractor.